That existential dread you feel when you realize that he’s an idiot with his finger on the button

The natives are getting restless:

Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), chairman of the House International Relations Committee, reflecting a sense of anxiety heard by members of both parties, said he wants to “combat a sense of drift” about U.S. policy in Iraq and bring in more international assistance.

Most of the half-dozen senators interviewed yesterday said they sensed mounting unease over the series of bombings in Iraq and the continuing loss of American lives. But few reported any demands for an American pullback.

“Mainly, people want reassurance that the administration knows what it’s doing,” said Sen. Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah), “that things are going better than CNN would have us believe.”

Some Democrats described the anxiety level at home in starker terms. “There’s a real deep concern now,” said Rep. John M. Spratt Jr. (S.C.). “People are wondering how much this will cost in money and lives and how are we gonna get out of there? I had one teacher say, ‘We’ve got a tar baby on our hands.’ “

Just tell them that there is light at the end of the tunnel that leads to a quagmire which is just across a busy intersection from peace with honor. That ought to hold’em.



Yeah. Like I would tell you....